Public Consumers

The primary role of the NV ABA Board is to protect consumers. Within this page you will find information in order to assist you, as a member of the public, to know what actions are taken by the NVABABoard as well as how to provide oversight of what we do.

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Agenda and Meeting Materials

In accordance with “Open Meeting” law (see Nevada Revised Statute 241), the actions and deliberations of the Nevada Applied Behavior Analysis Board must be taken and conducted openly. Click on the “Read More” button, below, to access the agenda and minutes for the upcoming and previous meetings.

Behavior Analyst Certification Board®

The Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc.® (https://www.bacb.com/), in addition to the Nevada Applied Behavior Analysis Board, is the certification body through whom all behavior analysts, assistant behavior analysts, and registered behavior technicians are credentialed and to which they report. Within their webpage you will find information related to the field of behavior analysis, requirements for obtaining the various credentials, ethical considerations, and current news and notes. For more information, please click on the above link in order to navigate to the BACB® website.

Licensee Lookup

Public consumers have the right to know whether or not the person providing applied behavior analysis is licensed within the state of Nevada. Click on the following link to be taken to the Certemy website to view the current database of licensed professionals within the state of Nevada: https://nvba.certemy.com/public-registry/cf634e05-338d-4856-8fce-d0104b351632

File a Complaint

Consumer protection is one of the main functions of the NVABAB. Filing a complaint is one way in which the NVABAB can exercise authoritative oversight of the practice of applied behavior analysis within the state. If you would like to file a complaint, please download and follow the instructions on the complaint form. Once completed, you may either send it via mail to our physical address or via email to information@nvababoard.org. Upon receipt, the NVABAB will investigate according to the process outlined in NRS 437.435.

Records Request

In accordance with “Nevada Public Records” law (see Nevada Revised Statute Chapter 239), public consumers are able to request access to records as they pertain to the NV ABA Board. The following information can be found on the State of Nevada’s Department of Administration website (https://admin.nv.gov/Newsroom/), and is restated, below, for ease of access.

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Accredited Programs

If interested in pursuing a career in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis, the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) has compiled a list of university programs to which one can apply. Please click on the following link to be taken to ABAI’s website and search for a program near you.

Rachel Gwin

Rachel Gwin serves as the representative of the general public on the Nevada Applied Behavior Analysis Board. Mrs. Gwin became aware of and interested in Applied Behavior Analysis when her youngest daughter was diagnosed with autism over 7 years ago. Mrs. Gwin earned her bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Brigham Young University. Before having her 3 children, she taught 2nd grade in Utah, and Kindergarten (her favorite) in Nevada. In Colorado she also worked as an aide in an autism preschool and in a 7th grade special education class. She lives with her husband and three daughters in southern Nevada. In her precious spare time she enjoys reading, woodworking, spending time with her family, and attempting to garden in the desert.

Wendy Knorr

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Christy Fuller

Christy Fuller received a Master’s from the University of Nevada, Reno in December 2011. While at UNR, she found a love for behavior analysis when she started working with young autistic learners in 2002. Since graduation, she has worked for big service providers and smaller service providers in schools, at home, and in clinics. She is passionate about our state and the application of our science, and is proud to have served on Nevada’s ABA Board since its inception. In her free time, she can be found spending time with family, hiking, running, tinkering in her garden, volunteering on other boards, or spending time with friends.

Courtney LoMonaco

Courtney LoMonaco is a licensed Board Certified Behavior Analyst in the state of Nevada. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Special Education (2012) and Master of Education with an emphasis in behavioral interventions (2017) from the University of Nevada, Reno. She began her work in the field of special education working as a self-contained teacher in public schools in 2012, and has been serving as a behavior analyst in public schools since 2018. In her free time she can be found spending time with her family and dogs, paddle boarding, practicing yoga, attending concerts and reading books.

Dr. Brighid Fronapfel

Dr. Fronapfel is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral (BCBA-D) and Licensed Behavior Analyst in the State of Nevada with expertise in early intervention, autism and related disabilities, behavioral gerontology, teacher training, and school-based behavior analysis. She earned her Ph.D. in Psychology with an emphasis in Behavior Analysis from Western Michigan University and her M.S. from California State University, Stanislaus.
Dr. Fronapfel is a research assistant professor at the University of Nevada, Reno where she has held positions as Project Coordinator for the Prevent-Teach-Reinforce for Young Children Project (PTR-YC), a supervisor and advisor for the Certified Behavior Analysts in Nevada Schools (CBANS) Project, a consultant for the Washoe and Mineral County School Districts, a member of the Interdisciplinary Consultation Team and a trainer for the Positive Behavior Supports-Nevada Aging Project.
At present, Dr. Fronapfel is a member of the expert faculty panel for Project ECHO and serves as a practicum supervisor and instructor for graduate students completing their behavior analytic supervised independent fieldwork Special Education Graduate Program in Advanced Studies in Behavior Analytic Interventions. Prior to her appointment to the Board, Dr. Fronapfel served as a member of the Public Policy Committee for the Nevada Association for Behavior Analysis.

Dr. Patrick A. Leytham

Dr. Patrick A. Leytham is a licensed Board Certified Behavior Analyst through the Behavior Analytic Certification Board and a Licensed Behavior Analyst through the State of Nevada. He has been practicing within the field of Applied Behavior Analysis as a Registered Behavior Technician (2017 – 2019) and a BCBA (2019 – current). Dr. Leytham earned his Doctorate of Philosophy in Special Education, focusing his studies on literacy strategies for children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. He is also licensed as a Special Educator (2007 – current), holds an endorsement to teach children with ASD, and has taught exceptional children (i.e., ADHD, ASD, FAS, ID, LD, etc.) from early childhood through high school in general education, resource, and self-contained classrooms. From 2011 through 2021, Dr. Leytham also taught special education coursework at multiple institutions of higher education (CSN, UNLV, WSU, TUN), wherein he (a) conducted research on children and adolescents with ASD, (b) published several articles relating to special education, behavior analysis, and teacher education preparation, (c) presented at local, national, and international conferences, and (d) engaged in community outreach programs focused on improving the lives of families with exceptional children. He currently serves as the Secretary/Treasure for the Nevada Applied Behavior Analysis Board. In his free time, Dr. Leytham enjoys watching soccer and ice hockey, as well as spending time outdoors spearfishing and camping.